Before advancements in dentistry, misaligned teeth were always treated with metal braces and wires. These devices could be uncomfortable for many young patients. Today, Invisalign®/clear braces are an option that can give you effective results without needing metal brackets in your mouth.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Your *Invisalign trays straighten your teeth by gradually shifting them as you wear them in your mouth. During your first visit, the dentist will take x-rays of your teeth and determine the complete treatment plan. They’ll have several sets of aligners for each part of the treatment.
A typical Invisalign treatment can be as little as six months, but every case will vary. To ensure the best results, make sure to wear your aligners for 22 hours a day and take care of them.
Why Choose Invisalign Over Traditional Braces
As you can imagine, an Invisalign treatment has many more advantages over straightening your teeth with traditional metal braces. Below are some of the benefits:
- No food restrictions
- Easier teeth cleaning
- Fewer trips to the orthodontist
Taking Care Of Your Aligners
For a successful treatment, you must learn how to properly care for your invisible aligners. When they aren’t in your mouth, you should keep them safe in their case. This will prevent accidental damage or misplacements. You should always take your aligners out when eating or drinking (excluding water) to avoid stains or damage from chewing. Make sure to rinse them off thoroughly and wash your mouth before putting them back in.
Want To Straighten Your Teeth With Invisalign/Clear Braces?
You don’t have to go through the embarrassment and discomfort of traditional metal braces. Magnolia Dentistry is proud to offer Invisalign treatments to give you a straighter smile discreetly. Call our office today if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment!
*Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.